Poetry

Lin van Hek: Two Poems

Sidney Cyril And Cecil   In 1952 my mother loved Sidney Cyril and Cecil blue green and yellow evil little buggers they perched on her shoulder Sidney Cyril and Cecil yellow blue and green pecking out her earrings how adorable they are green yellow blue made me shriek with terror she sat them on my shoulder Sidney Cyril and Cecil eyed my unpierced ears pecked my lobes to shreds I was scared to death don’t be STUPID my mother scoffed harmless little budgies blue green yellow I left a window open my mother cried so I got the belting blue…

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